Save the Children | London | 23rd January
George Graham, Director of Conflict and Humanitarian Policy at Save the Children, said:
“The Government says the UK’s mission is to be ‘a force for good in the world’. Committing unequivocally to do the right thing for unaccompanied child refugees, some of the world’s most vulnerable children, would have demonstrated this mission in action.
“As a country, we should be proud to protect children escaping war and persecution. Instead, this bill puts some of the world’s most vulnerable and desperate children at even greater risk of harm. By taking away the right of lone children to live with their families in the UK, we leave them to risk their lives on the dangerous journey to Europe and expose them to exploitation at the hands of traffickers.”
“The UK should show leadership by expanding routes for refugee children to find safety and be reunited with their families in the UK, not restricting them. For Global Britain to be a force for good in the world, it must put protecting vulnerable children at the heart of everything it does.”
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